Tesla President Elon Musk concluded the deal to purchase Twitter the week before.
Twitter will start layoffs on Friday, Twitter announced the news via email.
“In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday,” Twitter wrote in an email that was sent the employees’ email on Thursday. The email was discovered from ABC News.
“We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward,” the email continues.
According to the company’s email the layoff procedure will be conducted via email. All employees will be notified at 9 a.m. at PT (12 p.m. ET) this Friday, with the subject the subject line “Your Role at Twitter.”
The employees were informed, through the company email on Thursday the 14th of April, that they would receive an email notification on their Twitter account in the event that their employment wasn’t affected. They would also receive an email notification to their personal email address with the next actions if their job is at risk.
In the email from Twitter, Twitter said its offices have been temporarily shut down as well as “all badge access will be suspended.”
“We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted,” the company wrote in its email.
Three former Twitter employees have told ABC News that they received an email with the confirmation of the termination on Thursday night, at midnight ET. They claimed that they were instantly removed from all of their accounts related to work and emails and were denied access to these accounts. ABC News has not seen the email at issue and it wasn’t immediately known if the email was an official announcement of layoffs message by the employer or an email from a higher-up.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk signed the acquisition of Twitter this week.
Musk — who is the wealthiest person on the planet According to Forbes reported that he bought Twitter in the first place at a price of $54.20 an share for the cost of $44 billion.
A source with knowledge of the issue confirmed Musk’s Twitter deal’s closure according to ABC News on Oct. 28. The top Twitter executives were dismissed as well as CEO Parag Agrawal Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde, and General Counsel Sam Edgett, and the company could launch an internal investigation according to the source.
Musk has stated this week that he’d abstain from any significant content moderating or account reinstatement decision until the establishment of a new committee dedicated to the issue.
“Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints,” Musk tweeted. “No major content changes or account reinstatements are expected prior to the time that the council meets.